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Posted on October 28, 2020

Localization, as a global objective, is not new. At the turn of the century, global discussions on the future of international cooperation, led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the United Nations (UN) have recognized the importance of abandoning the ethnocentric and imperialist practices whereby donors and experts from the Global North impose questionable solutions to historically disadvantaged and donor-dependent countries and communities.

Posted on October 21, 2020

Thinking of greening your building? Here are our top 5 certifications from our repository!

Posted on October 19, 2020

Over the past six months, Canada’s international cooperation sector has watched with concern the evolving media coverage and investigations regarding the WE Charity and its related organizations. As a sector, we have refrained from any statements that might interfere with ongoing investigations into a charity whose internal operations remain unknown to most.

Posted on October 14, 2020

The call for nominations is now open for The Karen Takacs Award for Women's Leadership in International Development and the Innovation and Impact Awards for 2020.

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Posted on October 8, 2020

Digna, the Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), aims to contribute to organizational culture change within the Canadian international cooperation community by making resources on PSEA more accessible to organizations and their partners.

Posted on October 1, 2020

The Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Canada’s national association of international development and humanitarian organizations, became Cooperation Canada today – complete with a new logo, look and feel and new website: www.cooperation.ca.

Posted on September 23, 2020

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is pleased to hear the government’s Throne Speech today speak to the need to “invest more in international development while supporting developing countries on their economic recoveries and resilience. Canada will also support work to ensure that people around the world have access to a vaccine.”

Posted on September 21, 2020

In March 2020, the Minister for International Development, Karina Gould, announced what she referred to as the first phase of Canada’s support to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. The $159.5 million was largely allocated to multilateral institutions and included funds for vaccine development and for responding to requests from Canada’s development partner countries. On June 27th, the government announced another $300 million allocated to global COVID-19 response. These funds come from existing unallocated pool(s) within Canada’s overall aid envelope.

Posted on September 18, 2020

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), in partnership with Action for Sustainable Development and Forus, today announced the release of a new working paper, Transformative Action to Realize the 2030 Agenda Through Effective Coalition s.While implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is primarily the responsibility of governments, the scale and ambition of the agenda calls for contributions from across society. Based on a review of multi-stakeholder coalitions from around the world, this working paper provides a series of good practices and evidence-informed recommendations that can be used to strengthen coalitions that accelerate and transform action for sustainable development.

Posted on September 18, 2020

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), in partnership with Action for Sustainable Development and Forus, today announced the release of a new working paper, Transformative Action to Realize the 2030 Agenda Through Effective Coalition s.While implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is primarily the responsibility of governments, the scale and ambition of the agenda calls for contributions from across society. Based on a review of multi-stakeholder coalitions from around the world, this working paper provides a series of good practices and evidence-informed recommendations that can be used to strengthen coalitions that accelerate and transform action for sustainable development.

Posted on September 9, 2020

As part of an ongoing research initiative, Greening CSOs, CCIC gathered resources and tools that can support organizations in greening their operations and programming . In preparation for publication of a searchable online repository in October 2020, we are presenting a few items to help our members get started on greener and improved operations and programming now.

Posted on August 27, 2020

COVID-19 has exposed inequalities at home, and around the world. The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing gaps in access to resources, health, and food and has disproportionately impacted already-marginalized groups. These disparities are only becoming more lethal as the world waits to act. It is estimated that COVID-19 will push 71 million people into extreme poverty and 265 million into acute food insecurity; and result in 117 million missed child vaccinations and 31 million additional cases of gender-based violence. The world must act now to protect the lives of the most vulnerable and ensure no one is left behind.

Posted on August 10, 2020

CCIC has submitted the pre-budget consultation submission alongside the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and the Canadian Coalition for Climate Change and Development (C4D).

Posted on June 27, 2020

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) applauds today’s federal government announcement of an allocation of $300 million in funding to support the much-needed global response to the COVID-19 crisis. Today’s announcement includes $120 million to support the development of and access to vaccines, diagnostics and treatment for COVID-19 including $100 M to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator* and $20 million for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), as well as $180 million for humanitarian response.

Posted on June 23, 2020

Through a survey of 45 Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) and key informant interviews, this study examined how CSO's have made progress towards addressing gender equality as a result of the development and launch of the Feminist International Assistance Policy in 2017. The survey examined operational investments that affected financial, technical and human resources in project implementation processes. Supported by CASID-CCIC Next Generation Program, l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), MITACS and the University of Ottawa, this report provides recommendations for CSOs and Global Affairs Canada.

Posted on June 17, 2020

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation regrets that Canada was unsuccessful in its bid to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in a vote concluded on June 17.

Posted on June 16, 2020

Through its Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program, KAIROS has been working very closely with partners to learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 on their work and their responses to these challenges.

Sashi, a Chikankari worker is pictured washing her hands before she cooks meals for her family in Sadamau, on the outskirts of Lucknow

Posted on June 15, 2020

While water and soap are considered basic household items in Canada, for many around the world it is normal to live without them.

Posted on May 28, 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 on countries across the developing world have breathed new life into calls for debt relief. Debt servicing crowds out funds for healthcare, education, infrastructure and other essential government investments in people’s welfare.

Posted on May 19, 2020

As MCC and our local partners around the world respond to COVID-19, we are striving to to be a bridge between the global and the local, the academic and the practical, international “best practices’” and what is wanted and needed on the ground.